- Paul Labrecque
171 East 65th Street, 212-595-0099
So you’ve had to cut down on the monthly trips to Saint-Tropez—still, there’s no need to look like you’ve been through the worst winter in years. Airbrush tanning—the method that gave Adrien Brody that Oscar glow—is a sun-damage-free way to look healthy and radiant. While many places that offer the treatment leave you streaky or (even worse) yellow, Paul Labrecque has found a formula that imparts the perfect bronze. Stand against a wall for fifteen to twenty minutes, and a skilled aesthetician will hose you down from head to toe. The spray is used to shade areas, making your hips look trimmer and defining your waist ($65). Soon, people will be telling you how toned and rested you look.
Best Fake Tan
From the 2003 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).